Monday, November 17, 2008

Before & After

I actually have some new homespun yarn to show you. The Pink/Purple fiber is superwash wool. I didn't want the purple in there so I pulled those sections out before I spun it up. I'll do the purple separately another day. The Greens and the Purple Mix fibers are 100% wool. I have a project that I'm planning for those, but I need a bit more before I start. All of it turned out lovely and super soft. I am finally able to spin a sport weight 2 ply. And I've graduated to my 6:1 ratio. Getting better every day at this spinning stuff. Won't be long before I'm able to spin some sock weight yarn!!I also have one small finished knitted object. I'm still working on 2 larger projects that I have to have finished by Christmas, but I just wanted to have something, anything finished. So I knitted up a little snowflake dishcloth. I'm just not crazy about these picture cloths, you can't see the pattern in them really well. Oh well, it's a gift for my Grandmother, she will love them anyway. There are 6 in the set, and I have one done, 5 to go! LOL

I did knit on all of my projects a little this weekend. I think I've finally gotten my knitting mojo back. I haven't wanted to knit on any of them for the past 2 weeks.

And I read a little, I have to stay away from the books or I'll get absolutely nothing else accomplished. Is anyone else like that? Once you pick a good book up you just can't put it down.... one more page, one more chapter, next thing you know you've abandoned all your weekend chores & it's 2am & you have to work tomorrow!

So, I stayed away from the books for the most part & spent most of my weekend cleaning. It wasn't any fun but it REALLY needed to be done! With all the dust bunnies that I killed this weekend, it's no wonder I couldn't breathe in this house the past couple of weeks! :)

Hope everyone had a good or at least productive weekend!

7 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Oh my gosh! Anita, that is some beautiful handspun!!! Great job! I wish mine looked half that good. :-)

Books get me every time. I read the Twilight series in about 4 days and I barely slept. lol

Julia said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It was a great encouragement!
Great colours on that yarn and roving. Its gorgeous!

Channon said...

Good thing I don't look at my fingers when I type, cuz I'm busy rolling my eyes at Jessi. Goober, that one...

It is BEAUTIFUL. After this week of meeting hell is over, I'll need to force the Knight to replace that part on my wheel so I can spin. I don't have a clue how Gretchen will do, but we can try!

Nichole said...

Oooh......

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its like watching fireworks!!! Beauteous!!!!!!!!!

Holly said...

I feel you on the reading. I am not a big fan of sitting still, but Twilight got me and I spent some late nights and alot of neglecting the knitting projects. For that I have put down the books and have to finish before I finish the last two books of the series.

insanknitty said...

Ooooh lovely roving and handspun... every color is absolutely gorgeous! :-)

gypsyknits said...

Absolutely stunning handdpinning. Love it:).